Over the last couple of years, the Ritz Spa has welcomed therapists from other Four Seasons hotels and resorts to Lisbon in a unique initiative in the city that aims to bring Lisboners some of the world’s most exotic treatments.
“Inspired by the techniques that were used by these therapists, the Ritz Spa created a new signature four-hand massage called Symphony,” explains Catarina Pereira, Head Therapist at the Ritz Spa. “This means that it will be not one, but two therapists participating in this full-body massage, using symmetrical and synchronised movements, as if it were truly a symphony.”
Applying slow, long movements inspired by traditional Balinese techniques used by the therapists from bothFour Seasons Bali and Maldives, who recently graced the Ritz Spa with their art, the massage is done in opposite directions. A therapist slides upwards, another slides downwards. While one works on the left leg, the other works on the right arm, forming an X. When they switch, it’s almost like a dance – a movement inspired by the therapists from Four Seasons Punta Mita, Mexico, who also visited Lisbon.
This makes the client “switch off” completely, as he or she forgets that it’s in fact two therapists doing the massage, as the symmetry of movements is so perfect that it feels like a single movement, at once relaxing the body and easing the mind. In the end, hot stones are applied to the back and feet, before beginning a soothing head and foot massage.
Experience a moment of pure indulgence by having a genuine synchronised four hands massage, where one can immerse in complete relaxation. This unique signature treatment will leave the body feeling soothed and tranquil, while it will restore and balance the mind.
Clients will be given a choice between two natural massage oil formulations, both ideal for intensifying the therapeutic effect of the Symphony massage: the Soothing and Energising Body Oils by ESPA. These body oils are distilled with potent, pure essential oils to help energise, soothe, restore, rejuvenate and leave skin deeply nourished, smooth and perfectly supple.
To make a reservation call (+351) 21 3843005 or e-mail the Ritz Spa at [email protected]